Left Turn on red light on the intersection of Stanton Road and Wynnum Road

Principal Petitioner Raj Prasad, Tingalpa
Date Closed Fri, 11 Oct 2019 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 5 signatures

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Left Turn on Red light project: Why can not TMR or BCC allow a left turn on the red light at the intersection of Stanton Road and Wynnum Road. I am a constant user of this intersection / lights and find very irritating as it takes a while to change while turning left. I feel it is very safe to a left turn on red. Can the BCC consider this.

Why can not TMR or BCC allow a left turn on the red light at the intersection of Stanton Road and Wynnum Road. I am a constant user of this intersection / lights and find very irritating as it takes a while to change while turning left. I feel it is very safe to a left turn on red. Can the BCC consider this.

Council response

As part of Council’s Left Turn on Red (LTOR) project, an initial LTOR trial commenced on 19 November 2013 at five sites and this was expanded to 50 sites after the success of the initial trial. In 2018, the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) approved the extension of the LTOR trial to 31 December 2019. TMR conditioned that Council review and assess each LTOR trial site against the New South Wales Government’s Road and Maritime Services (RMS) Traffic Signal Design Appendix E Left Turn on Red guidelines.

As part of the LTOR review, 31 sites did not meet one or more of the mandatory safety tests of the RMS guidelines. Therefore, the trial at these sites was finalised and the LTOR intersection treatments removed. In addition, two compliant trial sites were finalised as part of roadwork upgrade projects. There are currently 17 LTOR sites which are compliant to the RMS Guidelines.

As the trial is ongoing, TMR is yet to adopt LTOR as an official treatment under the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices in Queensland. Based on the findings so far, it is possible that at the end of the trial, there is insufficient data to support formalising LTOR treatments in Queensland. Such an outcome may result in TMR removing all remaining LTOR sites and ceasing with this treatment by the end 2019.

Your request for an LTOR is acknowledged, however, a review of the proposed site at Stanton Road and Wynnum Road shows that this site does not meet at least one of the mandatory RMS tests, where the LTOR crosses a cycleway or shared pathway. The failure of any mandatory test of the RMS guidelines would therefore rule the site ineligible for consideration of LTOR. As such, Council is unable to consider LTOR at the intersection of Stanton Road and Wynnum Road.

Thank you for raising this matter.